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Old Thursday 1st October 2009, 18:07   #1326
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I've been developing a set of bird rules, that is the rules the birds have....
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If you see a two-legged walking around within 200 yds, scram! if they are in a car or even a kayak, no worry, they can't get you...this might become a problem for duck and other hunted species...

A car is really handy for a hide, or campervan like LJ and Tim have.
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Old Thursday 1st October 2009, 23:29   #1327
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Hi Ken,
ref. Hides. As you prob. know we don't have the large areas of habitat you enjoy. our reserves are small and so as to have minimum disturbance to the habitat and birds we have permanent structures (which can vary in comfort) sited arround the resreve to give maximum observation with minimum disturbance.
I hope this helps Ken.

A map to give you an idea and scale. The scrapes are man made and shallow for waders.
The hides in the pic. are 7 8 & 9 on the map. The thatched roof is from the reeds on site.

Granddaughter here for a week so not much going to get done onthe beardies.
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Old Friday 2nd October 2009, 14:43   #1328
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Hi Arthur,

Thanks much for your explanation of hides, and for the pictures. The pictures really help for me to visualize them. And I'd forgotten how much more habitat we have here and how that might relate to hides and blinds. I just hope we have the good sense to keep the good habitat we have. Time for me to get out and take advantage of it this weekend I think!

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Old Friday 2nd October 2009, 15:45   #1329
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Managed to get away for an hour to get the beardies under way
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Good grief! A double figure flock?! You sure are making the most of a fantastic sighting Arthur.

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Old Monday 5th October 2009, 23:22   #1332
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Looks great Arthur, taking a break froom a piece right now, very nice to see this one in progress. My admiration to you on the ambition here, a lot of beardies to draft and plan. Super sketch, can't wait to see this finished!
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Granddaughter off home tomorrow so can devote some time to this
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Old Thursday 8th October 2009, 20:49   #1334
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coming along spiffingly (to use a word I don't use very often)
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Blindin............
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Arthur, must have missed what media you are using....textures are really nice, and interesting to see you do the bg first.....
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Its water colour & gouache Colleen
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Old Sunday 11th October 2009, 23:48   #1338
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what a treat to see - alive with beardies. gorgeous
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Really coming along Arthur! I had a hard time visualizing what it would look like from the very first sketch. But obviously you knew what you had in mind and are proceeding in just that manner. It's also becoming very coloristically rich, another thing I wouldn't have expected from the first sketches.

It's been a pleasure to watch develop!
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Brilliant result Arthur - an absolute treat for the eyes.
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This was always going to be a winner Arthur, tremendously well done and ambitious painting. Love it!
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"Psching" in the reeds

Mixed media Size 1/2 Imp.

From the aptley named Bishop's hide Cley Bearded Reedling
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Since I've never seen these birds Arthur I can't begin to appreciate the rareness of such a view. But I do know a beautiful painting when I see it. Really striking and glowing with color! It's been a pleasure seeing it develop from start to finish.
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Beautiful surface Arthur, it almost looks like embroidery, its so intricate, sets off the beautiful birds, amazing painting
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mmmmmm, one of my favourite birds turned into a feast for the eyes, just really makes me wish I could see these delights more often.
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lovely work arthur,i havnt been lucky enough to see these little beauties yet,they're so elusive around here,great job!
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this is yet another stunner in the making - love the bold tangles of the branches, and an exciting composition too!
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Wonderfully composed Arthur!
Looking forward to see the final result of the latest, it looks very promising
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Can only repeat what the others have said: it looks like a great beginning, and wonderfully composed.
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